Commercial roofing is a critical part of every building, and just like your other systems, it requires regular checkups and maintenance to keep it in top shape. Unfortunately for some businesses, the commercial roofing can be “out of sight, out of mind” and they don’t notice problems until they become significant, which is why it’s so important to have a written commercial roofing maintenance plan.
Your commercial roofing is constantly exposed to all kinds of weather, from hot sun to gusty winds, rain, hail, and snow. Over time these things can wear down roofing and cause deterioration and decay, which increases the chances that the roof could become vulnerable, but to remain in compliance with building codes you need to make sure that your roofing can still “serve to protect the building.” Regular maintenance checks can ensure that the roofing hasn’t become compromised to the point that it no longer meets these compliance requirements and has become a liability.
Recognizing the signs of roof decay early allows building and facilities staff to get these things repaired before they become a more significant problem. Regular maintenance, starting with inspections, which should be done at least on a quarterly basis, and perhaps even more often if your roof is exposed to frequent hazards or bad weather. In addition to regular inspections, your company should have a budget set aside for regular repairs, which can help address problems before they become more expensive problems that extend even beyond the surface of the roof to the interior of your building—things like mold and water damage, which can be expensive to fix.
Commercial roofing is designed to last for several decades, but without proper maintenance it may not last nearly as long as it should. That means replacing your roof long before you planned, which can be an expensive undertaking every few years. Not only will your budget benefit, your facilities people also benefit from having several decades in between roof replacement rather than having to plan for that every few years.
Proper maintenance plans should be written down and include regular inspections by a qualified roofing professional, as well as a budget to allow for preventive maintenance when its needed to prolong the life of the roof. Call a professional commercial roof maintenance company in Utah today to create your plan.